Dec 20, 2013

Interactive Segment Analysis

Today we've added a new feature to help you unlock new doors to improving your workout performance. You may have to look closely to find it located at the bottom of the workout chart: "Segment details".

To get started, select a part of your workout by clicking in the chart and dragging horizontally. While you're selecting a segment you will get interactive feedback on the time and distance of the segment, and average values for any data you are showing in the chart. You'll also see the section of the route marked in red, and the map is zoomed to the selected segment.

You can also select an interval with a single click on the marker in the chart: for laps, hills or measured distances.

The interactive chart features give you a quick overview of the segment. When you want to explore the segment in more detail, click the "Segment details" button located at the bottom of the chart.

This opens the segment analysis page, an entirely new view to explore workout segments:

At the top, you'll find a thumbnail of the map and the selected segment. To the right is a stripped down view of the same chart that was showing in the summary page. Here you can grab the start and end handles to interactively adjust the segment distance. Using the previous and next buttons you can step through each of your laps or sections of the workout.

The next section begins the detailed segment analysis. You'll find a zone analysis chart for the selected segment, along with average and maximum values related to the zone. Select pace, speed, heart rate, power and elevation zones by clicking the zone section heading.

By looking at zone times you can see if you're consistently hitting your target pace or heart-rate for a specific segment. By selecting hill climbs you can look at power distribution compared to elevation changes, speed and cadence.

We will be adding additional segment analysis in future releases: comparison to other segments, to the entire workout, and other workouts, a critical power chart and distribution analysis. Let us know what you want to see here and we can get it added to the feature list.

Interactive segment zone analysis is entirely new for SportTracks - something even our fully featured PC app doesn't do yet - we hope you enjoy this feature and find it useful in pinpointing sections of your workout that need improvement.